Grant committee member

Power and Accountability Committee

The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust (JRCT) wishes to appoint a co-opted member to join its Power and Accountability Committee from June 2020. The Committee is looking in particular for someone with experience of issues of democratic accountability and reform.

The Trust’s Power and Accountability programme is working towards a vision of a world in which power is more equally shared, and in which powerful institutions are more responsive and accountable to wider society and more aligned with the long-term public interest. The programme supports a variety of approaches with a focus on systemic change to improve corporate accountability, support democratic reform and encourage a responsible media. The programme funds work primarily in the UK, with a small number of grants for pan-EU work. The grants policy for the programme is available at:

The role of a co-opted member is to complement the trustees’ grant-making knowledge with knowledge and experience of democracy. Knowledge of the policy landscape and current challenges and opportunities is important, as is an awareness of key organisations working in the field.

The committee usually meets three times per year, typically in February, June and October. The meetings are currently held in London from 11.00 until 15:30.

The main work of the committee is assessing grant applications. Co-opted members are fully involved in this process.

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The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 17 January. All applications will be acknowledged. If we are interested in appointing you, we will arrange a meeting to discuss this further.